Vacancy: PROJECT COORDINATOR (FULL-TIME)

The Permanent Bureau (PB) of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) seeks a:  PROJECT COORDINATOR (FULL-TIME) to coordinate trainings, workshops and other events in relation to the HCCH 1993 Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (1993 Adoption Convention).  The Project Coordinator will, among others: assume...

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Albania signs the 2005 Choice of Court Convention and the 2007 Maintenance Obligations Protocol

Today, 13 February 2024, Mr Ulsi Manja, Minister of Justice, signed, on behalf of the Republic of Albania, the Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements (2005 Choice of Court Convention) and the Protocol of 23 November 2007 on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations (2007 Maintenance Obligations Protocol). The 2005 Choice of Court, which currently binds 32 States and the...

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Sixth Meeting of the Working Group on Jurisdiction

From 29 January to 2 February 2024, the Working Group on Matters Related to Jurisdiction in Transnational Civil or Commercial Litigation met for the sixth time. The meeting, held in hybrid format, was attended by 63 experts in total, of which 29 attended in person. The experts represented 21 HCCH Members and 2 Observers. Several staff members of the Permanent Bureau of the HCCH also attended the...

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Child Support Convention enters into force for Canada

Today, 1 February 2024, the Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance (2007 Child Support Convention) entered into force for Canada, following the deposit of its instrument of ratification on 27 October 2023. At present, 49 States and the European Union are bound by the 2007 Child Support Convention. More information...

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Second Meeting of the Working Group on the Financial Aspects of Intercountry Adoption

From 24 to 26 January 2024, the Working Group on the Financial Aspects of Intercountry Adoption met for the second time. The meeting, held online, was attended by 39 experts in total, representing 16 Member States, three non-Member Contracting Parties, and three Observers. Several staff members of the Permanent Bureau of the HCCH also attended the meeting. The mandate of the Working...

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The United Kingdom signs the 2019 Judgments Convention

Today, 12 January 2024, Lord Bellamy KC, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Justice, signed, on behalf of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters (2019 Judgments Convention). The 2019 Judgments Convention will enter into force for the United Kingdom only...

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Cabo Verde accedes to the 2007 Child Support Convention

On 9 January 2024, the Republic of Cabo Verde deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance (2007 Child Support Convention). With the accession of Cabo Verde, 49 States and the European Union are bound by the 2007 Child Support Convention. It will enter into force for Cabo Verde on...

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Apostille Convention enters into force for Canada

Today, 11 January 2024, the Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (1961 Apostille Convention) entered into force for Canada, following the deposit of its instrument of accession on 12 May 2023. The 1961 Apostille Convention currently has 126 Contracting Parties. More information on this Convention is available on the...

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First official messages exchanged through iSupport

On 9 January 2024, several official messages under the EU 2009 Maintenance Regulation were exchanged between Germany and Sweden using iSupport’s e-CODEX system, the secure digital communication solution developed by the European Union. This marks the first time that digital communication has taken place between two States using iSupport. This is a promising development for the international...

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